ITZY, J-Hope, BTS, aespa, TXT, TWICE’s Nayeon, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, And BLACKPINK Sweep Top Spots On Billboard’s World Albums Chart

Billboard has released its World Albums chart for the week ending on July 30!

ITZY’s new mini album “CHECKMATE” debuted at No. 1 on this week’s World Albums chart, in addition to becoming the group’s first album ever to enter the top 10 of the Billboard 200 (where it debuted at No. 8).

“CHECKMATE” also swept the No. 2 spot on both the Top Album Sales chart and the Top Current Album Sales chart this week, and it entered the Tastemaker Albums chart at No. 11.

Additionally, ITZY re-entered Billboard’s Artist 100 at No. 10, and their new title track “SNEAKERS” debuted at No. 44 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart and No. 71 on the Global 200.

Meanwhile, BTS’s J-Hope’s new solo album “Jack In The Box” made an impressive debut at No. 2 on the World Albums chart, despite J-Hope not having released a physical version of the album. Even without a physical release, “Jack In The Box” also became J-Hope’s highest-charting entry on the Billboard 200 (where it debuted at No. 17 this week).

Over on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart, J-Hope swept all of the top eight spots with tracks from “Jack In The Box”: his new title track “Arson” entered the chart at No. 1, “= (Equal Sign)” at No. 2, “Safety Zone” at No. 3, “Pandora’s Box” at No. 4, “Future” at No. 5, “What If…” at No. 6, and “Stop” at No. 7, followed by his pre-release title track “MORE” at No. 8.

BTS’s anthology album “Proof” stayed strong at No. 4 in its sixth consecutive week on the World Albums chart, and their 2018 album “Love Yourself: Tear” came in at No. 15 in its 195th overall week on the chart.

aespa’s “Girls” ranked No. 5 in its second week on the World Albums chart, in addition to becoming the group’s first album ever to chart for two consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200.

TXT’s “minisode 2: Thursday’s Child” held steady at No. 6 in its 11th week on the World Albums chart, and it also extended its record on the Billboard 200 as the longest-charting K-pop album of 2022. 

Meanwhile, TWICE’s Nayeon‘s solo debut mini album “IM NAYEON” took No. 7 in its fourth week on the World Albums chart. Over on the Billboard 200, Nayeon became the first K-pop soloist in history to have an album chart for four weeks, and she also became the first K-pop soloist ever to spend four consecutive weeks on the Artist 100.

SEVENTEEN’s “Face The Sun” came in at No. 8 in its eighth week on the World Albums chart, in addition to becoming the group’s first album ever to spend seven weeks on the Billboard 200.

Finally, Stray Kids’ “ODDINARY” ranked No. 11 in its 17th non-consecutive week on the World Albums chart, while BLACKPINK’s “THE ALBUM” followed at No. 14 in its 94th consecutive week on the chart.

Congratulations to all of the artists!


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